Four Color #829 - Tales of the Pony Express
(August 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "TALES OF THE PONY EXPRESS, No. 829." Code number is P.EX. O.S. #829-578. Copyright 1957 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co. First of two Tales of the Pony Express Four Color issues.


A Letter from Lincoln (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Pony Express / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sam Savitt (painted)
Inks
Sam Savitt (painted)
Colors
Sam Savitt (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Craig Garrett

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Tales of the Pony Express / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle ?
Inks
Dan Spiegle ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the pages of American History...
Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Introduction to series.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

A Letter from Lincoln (Table of Contents: 2)

Tales of the Pony Express / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Craig Garrett; Abraham Lincoln
Synopsis
Lt. Clay Saunders, who is working undercover to try to negotiate a peace treaty with the Paiute chief Keohawk, is sentenced to death by his commanding office who thinks he has committed treason. Saunders sends a letter to Lincoln, who sends a reply via telegraph to Ft. Kearney, Nebraska. The letter is then to be delivered by the Pony Express to Fort Churchill. Craig Garrett must complete the usual nine-day trip in only seven days in order to prevent Saunders' execution.

Storm Rider (Table of Contents: 3)

Tales of the Pony Express / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle
Inks
Dan Spiegle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Craig Garrett; Davy Garrett
Synopsis
When Craig Garrett is sidelined with a back injury, his 11-year-old brother Davy must take an emergency message through a blizzard to the snowbound town of Drewsville, telling that a supply train is on its way.

The Rider and his Rig (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Spiegle ?
Inks
Dan Spiegle ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Description of the clothing and equipment used by Pony Express riders.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. One large illustration and typeset text.

Bill Cody, Express Rider (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bill Cody
Synopsis
A supposedly true story of how Buffalo Bill fooled robbers while riding for the Pony Express.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Monochrome colored panels with typeset text underneath. The last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents." This sequence is replaced by an ad in some copies. See Sequence 6.

Juicy Fruit Gum Safety Quiz (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Letter from Lincoln
    Tales of the Pony Express
  2. 1. ["In the pages of American History..."]
    Tales of the Pony Express
  3. 2. A Letter from Lincoln
    Tales of the Pony Express
  4. 3. Storm Rider
    Tales of the Pony Express
  5. 4. The Rider and his Rig
  6. 5. Bill Cody, Express Rider
  7. 6. Juicy Fruit Gum Safety Quiz
    Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum
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